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NBCU preps streamer available to Comcast, Sky customers

NBCUniversal is preparing to join the streaming ranks next year, with a platform that will also be accessible to Sky subscribers outside the US. The platform is to be made available to subscribers of NBCUniversal parent group Comcast, as well as European pay-TV operator Sky, which was acquired last year. It is to launch in […]

STV and Sky agree five-year strategic partnership

STV and Sky have signed a five-year strategic partnership, which will give customers in Scotland access to STV’s on-demand player on their set top boxes for the first time. Sky customers in STV’s broadcast licence areas will be able to catch up on STV programming from Coronation Street to Britain’s Got Talent on Sky Q and Sky+ […]

Comcast-Sky and Disney-Fox to spend $43bn on content in 2018

The mergers of Comcast-Sky and Disney-Fox mean that two in every 10 dollars spent on content worldwide will be by one of these two companies, according to Ampere Analysis. The research firm estimates that the combined content spend of the two merged players will reach US$43bn by the end of 2018 – more than the […]

Sky takes expanded CBS slate, brings FBI to the UK

Sky UK and CBS Studios International have prepared an expanded licensing agreement for CBS programming, which will see new drama FBI head to the channel in the UK. FBI is a fast-paced drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is from Emmy Award-winner Dick Wolf […]

Sony hires Sky’s Comiskey as UK country manager

Sony Pictures Television has named Sky’s Holly Comiskey as country manager for the UK and Ireland. Comiskey joins SPT in January and will report to Mark Young, regional executive VP for Western Europe. In the new role, Comiskey will have oversight of television and home entertainment distribution as well as SPT’s networks in the UK […]

Sky drama head moves to Netflix

Sky UK’s head of drama Anne Mensah is to exit the company for Netflix and will be succeeded by her deputy Cameron Roach. Mensah will join Netflix as VP of content where she will lead the scripted series content team focused on UK productions, Netflix has confirmed. Based in London, she will oversee the team that […]

Comcast boss “convincing and relatable” as details emerge of Sky takeover

Comcast boss Brian Roberts has been described as “convincing and relatable” following a town hall presentation at Sky’s Osterley campus on Tuesday (November 6), as more details emerge about the US cable giant’s plans for the business.  Roberts is in London for a few days as part of a major European tour following Comcast’s US$40bn […]

Sky & ABC Australia pair for scripted comedy Frayed

Sky UK and ABC Australia have co-commissioned Frayed, a comedy drama produced by Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford’s Merman Television and Australia’s Guesswork Television. The 6 x 45-minute comedy is the first scripted collaboration between the two broadcasters and is now filming in Newcastle and Sydney, Australia, and London. Set in1989, Frayed follows Sammy Cooper (Sarah […]

Snap bets on local originals and media partnerships

Snap has revealed a slate of new UK shows coming to its platform through partnerships with the likes of Sky and Vice as it pivots away from commissioning producers.   Rami Saad, head of international content partnerships for Snap, revealed 16 new localised titles from The Guardian, The Culture Trip, Gleam Futures and long-term partners Sky […]

Comcast closes Sky purchase with a majority share

Comcast has closed its purchase of 21st Century Fox’s holding in Sky, with a 75% share in the company overall. With a majority stake Comcast’s ownership now becomes unconditional, with Sky’s listing on the London Stock Exchange set to be cancelled on November 7. In light of the news, James Murdoch has stepped down from […]

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